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The goals are to create a clean, protected and healthy local ecosystem for the amphibians to flourish. This includes: 1) Restoring a large pond in the middle of the community garden 2) Restoring the areas around the pond with the addition of frog-friendly landscaping/beautification of the garden 3) Translocation of 50 tadpoles- ten each from five local temporary or permanent ponds in different areas of the Bay Area (genetic variability) 4) Daily monitoring of tadpoles in various stages of development, tracking of young adults into breeding age 5) Connecting with other Amphibian programs to share data and research methodologies 6) Connecting to local school programs to introduce students to conservation biology and pond ecosystems 7) Ongoing data as population becomes stable 8) Collecting tadpoles for captive breeding program for the re-introduction into other ponds and areas deemed safe for amphibians 9) Long-term management of populations
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The students of the EarthSavers club identified the use of single use plastic utensils during breakfast and lunch as an issue that needs to be addressed. The school distributes over 400-utensil packets everyday, which end up in the landfill or become trash on our campus. Our students want to develop a campaign that educates the school community about alternatives to single use plastic and why using less is important. They would also like to create a program that provides reusable utensils to students. Students would like to see a reduction of at least 80% of the use of the utensil packets. This data can be collected from the cafeteria manager. Fund raising and our Roots and Shoots mini-grant will provide the funds needed to start a pilot program that will provide reusable utensils to the students in 3-6 homeroom classes. These students would be given a before and after survey to collect information on the viability of the program that can be presented to school and district administrators.
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I do not know yet. I may move to Bellingham , WA. and I would like to present a slide show and documentary to those attending the show. I hope to do it at WWU and fairhaven college and Tony's coffee and tea place in Fairhaven.
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My 4 previous third grade classes realized that seed balls made gardening easy, fun, and accessible. They learned that seed balls grow endangered wildflowers needed by pollinators, protect seeds from wind, birds, squirrels, and other critters, and has easy dispersal for more uniform coverage. They also discovered that “planting” the seed balls sometimes didn’t involve a shovel – sometimes, they could be tossed “guerrilla-style” while on hikes in our local park areas. In addition to all these benefits, this year’s class would like to partner up with a first grade class, their “Study Buddies,” and show them how to hand roll the seed balls, too, hopefully “planting the seed” of knowledge that even smaller hands than an 8-year old’s can have a BIG impact on their surrounding environment.
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We are creating a memorial tribute victims of gun violence and also a public mural in hopes of being a deterrent to interrupt acts of violent crimes futuristically. The theme of mural is inspired by the Smithsonian African American Museum in Washington DC
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We would like to: 1.Clear any trash off of our beaches 2.Plant flowers and grass 3.Brighten areas in our community that need some TLC
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My project will educate people on single-use plastic impact and how to reduce/eliminate it. I will create a single-use plastic free challenge for the month of July for people to join to reduce their single-use plastic waste.
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We have started by identifying areas of our school we wished to plant trees and bushes, others we want to maintain, and we have connected with a local community partner to plant trees and build bonds with residents of our new local community.
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Provide peace, clean air and beautification to the area
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The fourth grade visual arts classrooms will create a large mosaic mural of a butterfly. We will be using crushed pebbles to create the design. The final product will hang in the butterfly garden for all to see.

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